Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert Micrometers to Meters

Convert from micrometers to meters with this simple formula:
meters = micrometers × 1.0E-6
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1 Micrometer = 1.0E-6 Meters

Learn How to Convert Micrometers to Meters Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a micrometer length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A micrometer is equal to 1.0E-6 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 1.0E-6.

For example, 5µm = (5 × 1.0E-6) = 5.0E-6m.

Micrometers and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A micrometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1µm. A meter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1m. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure. The micrometer is often referred to as a micron and internationally it is spelled micrometre.

The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

micrometers and meters are units used to measure length
Convert Meters to Micrometers

More Length Conversions

Convert to Miles Length
1µm is equal to 6.2137E-10 miles
Convert to Yards Length
1µm is equal to 1.0936E-6 yards
Convert to Feet Length
1µm is equal to 3.2808E-6 feet
Convert to Inches Length
1µm is equal to 3.937E-5 inches
Convert to Kilometers Length
1µm is equal to 1.0E-9 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters Length
1µm is equal to 0.0001 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters Length
1µm is equal to 0.001 millimeters
Convert to Nanometers Length
1µm is equal to 1,000 nanometers

Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common micrometer values converted to the equivalent meter value
Micrometers Meters Micrometers Meters Micrometers Meters
1 0.0000010 21 0.000021 41 0.000041
2 0.0000020 22 0.000022 42 0.000042
3 0.0000030 23 0.000023 43 0.000043
4 0.0000040 24 0.000024 44 0.000044
5 0.0000050 25 0.000025 45 0.000045
6 0.0000060 26 0.000026 46 0.000046
7 0.0000070 27 0.000027 47 0.000047
8 0.0000080 28 0.000028 48 0.000048
9 0.0000090 29 0.000029 49 0.000049
10 0.000010 30 0.000030 50 0.000050
11 0.000011 31 0.000031 51 0.000051
12 0.000012 32 0.000032 52 0.000052
13 0.000013 33 0.000033 53 0.000053
14 0.000014 34 0.000034 54 0.000054
15 0.000015 35 0.000035 55 0.000055
16 0.000016 36 0.000036 56 0.000056
17 0.000017 37 0.000037 57 0.000057
18 0.000018 38 0.000038 58 0.000058
19 0.000019 39 0.000039 59 0.000059
20 0.000020 40 0.000040 60 0.000060